New Jersey Teacher a Finalist for Outstanding New Career and Technical Educator Award
October 9, 2013
ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Association for Career and Technical Education announces Tiffany Morey of West Caldwell, New Jersey, as a finalist for the ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Educator Award. Morey, an agricultural science teacher, is the winner of the ACTE Region I Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher award. Morey is one of five finalists competing for the 2014 national title. She currently teaches at South Hunterdon Regional High
School in Lambertville, New Jersey. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country, which will take place on Wednesday evening, Dec. 4, 2013, at CareerTech VISION 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As the single instructor from her department in her four-campus school district, Tiffany Morey is responsible for updating their agricultural science program into one of the leading CASE (Center for the Advancement of STEM Education) CTE programs in the state. Attending school in an urban area, Morey's students for the most part have a limited agricultural background. However, the introduction of STEM-based, academically infused courses have drawn an increasing number of students to enroll at the school, and every student who graduated from Morey's agricultural science program last year went on to study science in college. In the three years she has been there, Morey has been instrumental in expanding the program's curriculum to include animal and science pathways and increasing the use of technology in the classroom. Since the school implemented a 1:1 student laptop initiative, students have been able to complete assignments on their laptops, create digital portfolios of their work and participate in online CASE courses.
Since Morey's start at the school, their FFA chapter has doubled its membership, and, in 2012, they received their first National Chapter Award and a bronze rating. Her FFA students have helped promote the school to prospective students and promote CTE Month in New Jersey. Morey has helped her students receive college credit, obtain summer internships and receive free FFA jackets through Board sponsorships. Morey's director said, "As district leaders, we must have the confidence that the staff we hire can boldly lead our programs toward superiority. Tiffany is truly a candidate of that caliber."
The ACTE Awards Banquet is sponsored by Cisco, Kuder Inc., Stratasys, CEV Multimedia Ltd. and Certiport. For more information about the Awards Banquet at CareerTech VISION 2013: www.acteonline.org/vision_banquet
For more information about the Awards Program: www.acteonline.org/awards
The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation's largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.